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The governor of Ebonyi state, Engr. David Umahi on Wednesday said that he would not be the first nor the last to pay the N30,000 minimum wage to civil servants in the state.

Gov. Umahi made this known at Pa Ngele Oruta township stadium, Abakiliki where he addressed workers in the state on May day.

“On the issue of minimum wage, I will not be the first neither would I be the last, but I will pay”, he stated.

He noted that he would inaugurated a consultative committee which shall determine how the salary would be paid.

He added the decision of the consultative committee would be send to the State House of Assembly for approval.

“I will inaugurate a consultative committee that will determine how the payment will be made.

And I will also call a stakeholders meeting to intimidate them on the outcome of the consultative committee and then send their recommendation to the State House of Assembly as it was done at the national assembly for federal civil service”, he stressed.

Umahi explained that tax generated in the state would argument in the payment of the minimum wage.

He insisted that those civil servants from those communal crisis areas in the state whose salaries were withheld should forgo their salaries.

He reitarated that the blood of those killed essentially the fresh Izzi and Ikwo communal crisis, worth more than their salaries.

Naijacrawl observed that there was a low turnout which is believed to be as a result of parallel election where Comrade Ike Nwafor and Leonard Nkah were elected for the chairmanship position of Nigeria Labour Congress, Ebonyi state Chapter, respectively.



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Group Advocate For 100k Minimum Wage For Police

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The Advocacy for Better Welfare of Nigeria Police, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) has on Sunday advocate for the increment of the  minimum wage of at least N100, 000 for the least officer in the Nigeria Police Force to ensure quality service delivery.

The group made this known through its President Mr Solomon Bankole. Bankole said this  in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said that it had become imperative to sanitise and rebrand Nigeria Police through improved welfare.

According to him, the time has come to improve the condition of service of police officers to get the best out of them.

“It has become imperative to update and upwardly review the monthly salary of all officers, rank and file with a minimum of N100,000 for the least officer.

“We must advocate for improved policies and continuous review of such policies to hold the police accountable for better services and respect for human rights,” Bankole said.

It will be recalled that, Nigeria's Police are always accused of unprofessional service due, bribery etc but this can not be separated from the fact that the Nigeria Police are not being adequately finance.

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Senate Passes Bill That Makes HND Minimum Requirements For President And Governor

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Earlier today Thursday 12th of March 2020, the Nigeria's Senate passed for the second reading, a constitution amendment bill which prescribes Higher National Diploma (HND) or its equivalent as the minimum educational requirements for aspirants seeking to contest the office of the Nigerian President or state governors.


The bill which is being sponsored by a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Plateau State, Senator Isfifanus Gyang, also prescribes National Diploma (OND) or its equivalent as the minimum qualification for federal and state lawmakers.


The amendment bill seeks to alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to provide for the amendment of Sections 65 (2) (a), and 131 (d).It will also amend Section 106 (c) and Section 177 (d) on minimum education qualification for those seeking election into the State Assembly, Governor, National Assembly and office of the President.The bill seeks the alteration of section 65 (2) (a) of the Constitution which deals with the qualifications for intending members of the National Assembly.


It is instructive to note that the present constitution says “A person shall be qualified for election under subsection (1) of this section if he has been educated up to at least School Certificate level or its equivalent.”Section 65 (2) (a) has now been rephrased to read “if he has been educated to at least a National Diploma level or its equivalent.”The bill also seeks the alteration of Section 131 (d) which deals with minimum requirements for anyone running for the office of the governor.


The current Section of the Constitution states that the person must have “been educated up to at least School Certificate level or its equivalent”.Section 131 (d) is now rephrased to read, “He has been educated up to at least HND level or’ its equivalent.”For House of Assembly, the bill seeks the alteration of section 106 (c) of the Constitution.According to the existing law, anyone aspiring to be a member of the House of Assembly must have “been educated up to at least the School Certificate level or its equivalent”.But Section 106 (c) is now rephrased to read, “If he has been educated up to National diploma level or its equivalent.”The bill seeks the alteration of section 177 (d) of the Constitution for governors.As it is currently, the Section states that the person must have “been educated up to at least School Certificate level or its equivalent”.However, Section 177 (d) is now rephrased to read, “If he has been educated up to at least Higher National Diploma Level or its equivalent.”


However, The Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan has now referred the bill to the Committee on Constitution Review after the senators passed.



The bill is a direct constitutional amendment towards what happen when President Buhari wanted to be reelected, but fails to provide original copies of his SSCE credentials.

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Anambra State records first confirmed case of Coronoa Virus

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Anambra state has just recorded her first case on the Corona Virus according to NCDC official twitter handler.

More details about the new case coming

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